Gainswave is one of the newer treatments on the market for erectile dysfunction and Peyronie's Disease, a drug and surgery-free option for those who have been unsuccessful with other methods.
For those who don't like taking pills, or are afraid to undergo an invasive medical procedure, this might be a viable option for you.
Another advantage is the fact that there are no side effects, the treatment can be completed in a short amount of time, and the results are relatively long lasting.
For those three reasons, the procedure is very appealing, especially compared with some of the other alternatives out there.
Let's take a closer look at Gainswave therapy...
Gainswave is a protocol developed by Dr. Richard Gaines, a physician and healthcare exec and current Chief Medical Officer of HealthGains, his age management practice.
It involves using acoustic shockwave therapy to stimulate the new blood vessel growth in the penis, allowing for improved blood flow and in turn, alleviating erectile dysfunction. It also fosters neurogenesis (nerve tissue growth), which increases sensitivity in the area.
Although it sounds like an elaborate procedure, it's actually quite simple, which is why it has become so appealing for those suffering from impotence that don't respond to other treatments.
The entire treatment typically takes less than 30 minutes, during which high-frequency acoustic waves are introduced to the penile area to help open up blood vessels, stimulate growth of new ones and reduce plaque build up.
Depending on the doctor who administers the treatment, the cost can be anywhere from $400 to $600 per session. The company recommends 6-12 treatments, so all told it will probably cost you several thousand dollars.
However, according to the company the effects have been proven to last 2-3 years, so it's actually quite reasonable compared to other treatments.
It's important to keep in mind that insurance does not cover the procedure currently, so you will have to go out of pocket on this one.
Currently, Gainswave therapy is available in 25 states, as well as in Canada and Bermuda, and is typically one of several treatment protocols offered by the participating doctors.
If you have erectile dysfunction or Peyronie's disease, Gainswave therapy might be a way for you to treat the problem without having to resort to prescription medications or invasive surgeries.
Your doctor will determine if you are in fact a candidate for this procedure and discuss your options with you. Just make sure you are aware of all of the costs up front and what you can hope to achieve.
Doing six sessions at $400 a pop is not so bad if you consider the results will last for 2-3 years, but if you're doing 12 sessions at $600, thats over $7000.
So talk candidly with your doctor and decide if this is the right option for you...there might be better options to explore.